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Council tax

Council tax is a local property tax which we set to top up government funding for the services we provide.

Keep track of your account balance

Create an account to keep track of your council tax bill and housing benefit claims. Sign in or create an account. For help read our creating an account and logging in FAQs.

Paying council tax

To find out how much you have to pay and the different ways you can make a payment, read our council tax payment FAQs.

Discounts, exemptions and support

To find out if you qualify for any discounts and how to apply, read our council tax relief FAQs. Support might be available if you're finding it hard to keep up with payment, read our housing benefit and council tax support service FAQs.

Telling us when you move or when your circumstances have changed

Tell us when you move and need to register a change of address. For more information read our change of circumstances FAQs.

What happens if you don't pay

If you don't pay your council tax you could receive a summons. To find out what this could mean for you read our non-payment and arrears FAQs.

Appealing against a charge

If you don't agree with certain aspects of your council tax bill, you can appeal. For more information read our:

Claiming housing and council tax benefit

Only one application is needed to claim both housing and council tax benefit. Your benefit will usually start from the Monday after we receive your claim. Sign in or create an account to make a claim. The first part of the claim process will tell you if you are entitled and give you an approximate idea of how much you might receive. Find out more about claims and payments.

Help and advice

You can get help and advice on council tax, housing benefit and council tax support at a number of locations. Download our council tax surgery details (pdf).

If you can't find the information you need or are having problems logging into your account, contact our council tax team.